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OPENING DOORS

FOR JOB SEEKERS EXPERIENCING DISABILITY.

MentorAbility
introduces job seekers to careers that interest them.

MentorAbility Canada is a national initiative that promotes the recruitment, employment, and retention of persons experiencing disability. The initiative provides networking and learning events and social media campaigns, but the core of the program is facilitating short-term (from 1 hour to 1 day) mentoring opportunities between employers and persons experiencing disability.

 

People are much more likely to find employment in a field they care about when they have contacts in that field, when they feel confident about their job search, and when they know what the expectations of that career are. MentorAbility provides these advantages—for free. It’s not a job—but it helps job seekers who are experiencing disability learn more about possible career paths, and introduces employers to a more diverse potential workforce.

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The benefits are wide reaching.

JOB SEEKERS

Working with the MentorAbility team, you will be matched with an employer or mentor for a short mentoring experience. During this time, you will learn more about that employer’s workplace and different careers in their industry. You will be supported throughout the process by skilled employment professionals.

EMPLOYERS

Our team will facilitate mutually beneficial mentorship opportunities with a person interested in learning more about your industry. Encouraging your employees to participate can increase workplace diversity, strengthen workplace culture, and boost employee engagement. There is no expectation of a job offer.

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MentorAbility truly changes lives.

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Sonja was interested in starting her own podcast—to review accessible technologies for persons with disabilities and interview the creators. So she was connected with Alex, an experienced podcaster. He taught Sonja some keys to a successful podcast, and offered useful advice on how to begin. Sonja loved that her MentorAbility experience made her feel more comfortable to take the leap.

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Upcoming Events

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    Fri, Jun 28
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    Jun 28, 2024, 1:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
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    Tue, Jun 11
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    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Disability Employment 
Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM). DEAM is an opportunity to discuss, explore, and collaborate to solve the critical issue of inclusive hiring. Employers in provinces across Canada have brought DEAM to life by organizing activities to engage employers, job seekers experiencing disability, and the public to promote the benefits of inclusive hiring. Every day in October, we’ll celebrate the tremendous contributions persons who experience disability make to our workplaces and communities

Sign up for MentorAbility today

JOB SEEKERS

If you are a Newfoundlander experiencing a disability and you’d like to be matched with a mentor in a field you’re interested in, we invite you to complete the National MentorAbility Interest Form.

FACILITATORS

If you are an employment service provider, and you can help facilitate a mentorship between a job seeker and an employer, we hope you’ll get involved. Your experience will be guided and supported by a MentorAbility Hub Coordinator. Register to begin!

MENTORS

If you are an employee, entrepreneur or self-employed (or retired professional) in Newfoundland, we invite you to become a MentorAbility mentor. Share your career knowledge and experience with someone interested in your field of work. Register to begin!

PARTNERS

If you or your organization don’t fit in one of the above three groups, but you’d still like to get involved with MentorAbility, perhaps in a funding or sponsorship capacity, we’d love to meet you! 

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